Hector W. Storrs

Hector Waterman Storrs was a resident of Mansfield on September 8, 1862 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. E of the 22nd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He was mustered out July 7, 1863.

The descriptive muster roll of the 22nd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry lists his age as 29.  No occupation is recorded.  He is described as 5’ 8” tall with a light complexion and blue eyes and light hair.  His marital status is married. 

He was born September 26, 1833 in Mansfield to Heman and Saloma (Sessions) Storrs. In the 1860 U.S. census in Mansfield, he is a 27 year old farmer and head of household. Hector Storrs married Isabella M. Hanks on October 14, 1855 in Mansfield. Their children include: Lucien H. Storrs, born April 16, 1857; Washington L. Storrs, born July 9, 1860; Willie E. Storrs, born September 17, 1865 and Catherine E. Storrs, born September 1869. He moved his family to North Haven, Connecticut by 1900 and was a lumber dealer. Hector hosted a regimental reunion in New Haven on August 22, 1901. About 1906, he married, second, Nellie A. ______.

On November 25, 1892, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 1,139,720 that was granted under certificate No. 1,018256. His widow filed for a pension on September 18, 1922.

Hector W. Storrs died on December 23, 1921 in North Haven, Connecticut and is buried in the Montowese Cemetery in North Haven, Connecticut.

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